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Industry mourns former NMMA board member

Burton Sherman, former owner of E.S. Ritchie & Sons Inc., a marine compass manufacturer, died March 3 in Massachusetts. He was 85.

An avid boater, Sherman was active in the marine industry. He received the Mel Barr Award in 1992 and served on the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s board of directors.

Sherman was also active in his hometown of Pembroke, Mass., serving on the finance committee, the zoning board of appeals and as a member of the Pembroke Library Building Committee. He was a former president of the Pembroke Historical Society and remained a long-standing director and member and served as a trustee of the Quaker Meeting House.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Church in Pembroke. Interment will be at the Center Cemetery in Pembroke.

Donations can be made in Burton's name to: The Beautification of Pembroke Historical Society, P.O. Box 122, Pembroke, MA 02359.

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